Happy Mother's Day to all the moms!! Hope you have a wonderful day...hope you get some time to scrap...and hope you are enjoying a beautiful spring day outside somewhere, so you can take fun photos to add to the spring layout:
Life gets in the way sometimes. Some days my goal of 10 minutes to myself (not to mention a few hours of sleep) is unattainable. Life can be hard, challenging, even crushing on some days. But, that's just what makes us appreciate the days that bring joy, right?? And, if full days of joy and peace see way too far off, at least I can come back to my goal of 10 minutes...
So, today I'm back with determination to get my 10 minutes of scrapping in. Not just to say I did it. But more so because I need it. I need the creative energy inside of me to have a voice. I need a way to show that I was here. I need a few minutes to escape. Scrapbooking can be fun, very fun. But, sometimes it can be oh, so much more.
Here are the layouts in our Page a Day in May kit in order of how they should have been posted...and I've got them all spread around me, some partially done, some pictures planned....others are just at the beginning of the thought process for me. (remember, these are kits individually for sale now online)
I will be posting my versions of these kits as I complete them...and I will try to keep up posting a new kit each day this month, despite what life throws at me! Please feel free to share your versions of these kits on our facebook page, too...we'd love to see your pages!!
Today's kit is a double page devoted to family recipes, and includes a pocket to hold actual recipe cards. Just look how cute:
I've had several ideas on how I want to complete this page for me....and I'm still not sure which way I'm going to go with it. If I had a picture of my grandmother in her kitchen, cooking...then I know I would center it around that...and include some of the handwritten recipe cards I have of hers. Since I don't have that, I can't decide if I'm going to use those recipes and those cards...and take pictures of the end result of those recipes -- the food -- or if I'm going to get photos of us in our kitchen...just me & Keller...and include some of his favorite recipes. Since I have a 5 hour drive this morning to the CKC in Birmingham, I will spend some time thinking on this. Whatever I decide, I will share the results here.
As for my goal of a page a day in May, I still feel committed...and I have this page almost complete...but need to know how I will finish it before I cut photo mats.
And, one of my favorite things about this kit is the combination of Jilly Girl products with ours...the banner pieces are from Jilly Girl, as well as the 'enjoy' piece and the 'good friends' strip.
If you ordered our box kit, you're all set to knock pages out in just minutes a day. If you didn't order one of the kits, you can still do a page a day in May. Use these pages for inspiration...or you can now order these kits online.
(just go to www.acidfree.com, click on SHOP NOW tab, and click on Page Kits link)
So, here goes...it's May 1st, and I'm determined to get 31 double page spreads done during this month. Yep, me. The one who hardly ever gets to think about my personal pages! That's why I did the whole box kit thing...just for ME...and I knew I'm not the only one who needs a few minutes each day to feel creative, to escape the reality of work & kids (sorry, Keller), etc.
This is the first kit in my box:
I had a good idea of pictures to use....grabbed those...realized I had only 4 photos that I wanted to use, but just adjusted the kit accordingly. I also grabbed some ink & a dauber, and just lightly distressed the edges of the pieces in the kit. Then, I matted my photos and laid out the page.
I added two small journaling boxes....and then knew I could write more on the tags to fill in more details of the day. If you know me at all, you know that journaling is the hardest part for me. I can see things. I can feel things when I look at a page of pictures. But, writing about it....not so easy. But, I'm committed to the process this month...and if I can do it, so can you!
20 minutes, from start to finish --- including finding pix --- and here's what I now have:
Woo hoo!! Yay, me!!!!! I scrapbooked for ME today. Journaling and all. It's a great start to this day, to this month. Now, while I work for the next 16 hours, I will be thinking on which photos I want to use tomorrow on our next page.
I hope you join me on this journey this month! Use the box kit you ordered....order these page kits from us....or dig into your stash...just do it: a page a day in May!!!!